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How to Get and Use Phantom Membrane in Minecraft

Elytra is one of the most useful but also rarest utility items in Minecraft. It only spawns in the End dimension and you have to travel to End Cities to get them. But just like any other tool in the game, Elytra eventually runs out of durability and breaks. Then, you must stick with traveling by foot or repeat the entire adventure. Luckily, if you know how to get a phantom membrane in Minecraft, it can help your Elytras last much longer. But that's not the only use for this amazing item. So, let's dive in and find out everything you need to know about phantom membranes in Minecraft.

Phantom Membrane in Minecraft

We are covering the mechanics, spawning, and usage of phantom membranes in Minecraft within different sections. Feel free to explore each of them at your convenience.

How to Obtain Phantom Membrane

The most reliable way to get a phantom membrane in Minecraft is by finding and killing a Phantom. But unfortunately, this hostile mob doesn't spawn naturally in the overworld. Instead, you have to spend three in-game days (or 72 minutes in real life) without sleeping or dying.

Then, on the 4th night, a phantom will spawn in your world and try to attack you. It is a flying hostile mob so you might have to wait for it to get close to you before attacking it. Alternatively, you can also wait for the sun to rise. Since the phantom is an undead mob, the sunshine sets it on fire. So, when it's low on health, you can simply walk up to it and kill it to get the drop.

Each phantom drops 0-2 phantom membranes when killed by a player or a tamed wolf. But you can use the Looting III enchantment on a weapon like the diamond sword to get 4 phantom membranes at once. Though, that's not the only way to get multiple copies of this item. You can also simply not sleep for multiple nights to make the game spawn more than on phantoms.

Get Cat Gifts

If dealing with the phantom or waiting for them to spawn feels tiresome, you can also get phantom membranes from cats. All tamed cats in Minecraft have a 70% chance of giving gifts to players when they wake up from bed. Within these gifts, you have a 3.22% chance of getting a phantom membrane.

This method of getting the membranes might not be reliable but it is much safer than fighting a hostile mob. Though, having multiple tamed cats can improve your chances of getting the desired gift from them.

Phantom Membrane Uses in Minecraft

You can only use the phantom membrane in the following two ways within Minecraft. Let's explore each of them in detail.

Potion of Slow Falling

Follow these steps to use the phantom membrane for making a Potion of Slow Falling:

1. First, open a Brewing Stand and place Blaze powder in the left-side fuel cell. This will charge the stand and get it ready for brewing.

2. Then, place a Nether wart in the top cell with a water bottle in the bottom cell. The stand will brew an Awkward potion which is the base for most potions in the game.

3. Then, put the phantom membrane in the top cell of the Brewing stand and keep the Awkward potion in the bottom cell. Within seconds, your Potion of Slow Falling will be ready.

If you want more information, we also have a dedicated guide to making a Potion of Slow Falling in Minecraft. It goes into detail about all the ingredients you will need for brewing this potion.

Repair Elytra

Here's how to repair an Elytra with the help of a phantom membrane in Minecraft:

1. To begin, use 3 blocks of iron and 4 iron ingots to craft an anvil on the crafting table. It is a utility block that allows you to rename and repair items in Minecraft.

2. Then, open the anvil and place your Elytra in the left cell. Make sure the Elytra you are placing is low on its durability.

3. Finally, place the phantom membrane on the middle cell of the anvil. The anvil will combine the two and give you an Elytra with restored durability. Each phantom membrane restores 108 durability points (25% of total durability).

Frequently Asked Questions

What can you do with the phantom membrane?

Phantom Membranes are used to craft the Potion of Slow Falling and restore the durability of Elytra.

How to get phantom membranes?

The simplest way to get a phantom membrane is by killing a phantom in Minecraft. But you can also obtain it as a gift from a tamed cat.

Do phantoms go away during the day?

Phantoms are undead mobs in Minecraft so they burn and die in sunlight during the daytime. This is similar to how other undead mobs like zombies and skeletons also get set ablaze in sunlight.

Get and Use Phantom Membranes in Minecraft

With that, you have now unlocked one of the most powerful items in the game. It will come in handy in a variety of situations, especially on the best Minecraft Parkour servers. There, you can use the phantom membranes to make your flights last longer and your fall less drastic. With that out of the gate, it’s time for you to challenge the phantom and get amazing loot in Minecraft. Good luck and keep exploring!

Udayveer Singh

Udayveer Singh is a contributor to our news feed here at Servers-Minecraft and is passionate about all things Minecraft!